Bahrain’s undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Political Affairs and deputy secretary-general of the Supreme Defense Council paid a first visit to the Israel Defense Forces on Tuesday.

Sheikh Abdulla bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, who is on an official state visit, met with the head of the IDF’s Strategic Planning and Cooperation Directorate (J5), Maj. Gen. Tal Kelman.

The two discussed ways to strengthen security ties between the countries, said the IDF spokesperson.

“Following the discussion, a strategic panel was held which focused on both common challenges and opportunities in the region for Israel and Bahrain,” the IDF added.

Khalifa met with Israeli President Isaac Herzog in Jerusalem on Monday, acknowledging “when you look at the crises in the Middle East, you can see Iran’s fingerprints everywhere.”


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